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Attack of the Tomato Killers: Captain Marvel haters lose it after Rotten Tomatoes blocks them from crapping on movies that aren’t even out yet

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By David Futrelle

The movie review-aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes has made some changes to its website that will prevent angry trolls from talking shit about movies none of them have seen, removing the ability of anyone but professional critics to review movies that aren’t out yet and shutting a feature that allowed users to report whether or not they want to see a movie that’s about to come out.

It was clearly a response to an organized downvoting campaign against Marvel and Disney’s upcoming Captain Marvel movie, which has angered the internet’s angriest men because it features a woman — Brie Larson — in the titular role. Trolls had apparently managed to push the film’s “want to see” rating down to 27% before the feature was disabled.

As Collider points out, this is hardly the first time angry dudes have tried to tank a movie at the box office with mass downvotes.

Over the last couple of years, it’s become commonplace for “fans” who have yet to see a movie to enact a negging campaign designed to bring down the film’s audience scores prior to release. The Ghostbusters “fans” did this by downvoting the trailer for Paul Feige’s female-led reboot [and] Marvel Studios “fans” intentionally tried to tank the Rotten Tomatoes score of Black Panther … .

Naturally, the trolls are pissed, and many have taken to Twitter to denounce Rotten Tomatoes for allegedly taking away the First Amendment rights of ordinary, hard-working Americans by preventing them from crapping on a movie they haven’t seen on one privately-owned website:

RottenTomatoes Congratulations on revoking the 1st amendment right of the users of your site. This will not be forgotten.

Indeed, the critics charge, the Rotten Tomatoites are apparently destroying democracy itself.

But what else would one expect from the gang of beta cuck feminazi fascist assholes who run Rotten Tomatoes?

Bunch of beta cucks and feminazis over there at Rotten Tomatoes who were denying people their voice fascist assholes

According to this self-described Jordan Peterson fan, the “fucking fascist dictators” at Rotten Tomatoes have taken away his right to tell the world that he wants to see a different movie, although he has in fact told the world this in the very tweet in question:

Where do I post that I want to see #HowToTrainYourDragon3.  Oh yeah, I CAN'T, because you fucking fascist dictators suppressed my freedom of speech.

The powers that be at Rotten Tomatoes are apparently a rather unique breed of Nazis in that they are also liberals:

Rotten tomatoes are liberals who hate free speach... way too take down the rating for the new shit marvel movie... fuck this shit site and start using anything else that isn't against free speach... Rotten Nazi's more like it

They are also, apparently, fascists who hate white men. (Which would be sort of a new twist for fascism, I have to say.)

This fellow, with a Covington Kid avatar and zero followers, is also very much concerned about the rights of white men:

RottenTomatoes Fuck you fucking fuckers and your Disney masters.   From an individual born a white straight male you fucks.

As is this fellow with nine followers:

#RottenTomatoes  I have invested years into MCU, Some were average most were good. Then Brie Larson opened her mouth. Now there is the typical excuse for bots, trolls next will be Russains.  As a white man I am tired of the lies told about me and my ancestors to suit the agenda

And this lovely fellow with five followers and an Elon Musk avatar:

Nah I’d rather not. Silencing consumers on @RottenTomatoes thanks to @brielarson is shameful and disappointing. If your a white man just know she hates u and doesn’t wish for u to share ur opinions or thoughts

Evidently Rotten Tomatoes is not only racist against whites but also racist against everyone who isn’t white:

RottenTomatoes wait so the only good feature of your website is removed because @Marvel can't understand people do NOT like SJW bullshit! you are silencing me! a minority latin american person! how could you do that!

The brave free speech defenders made sure that their own personal free speech was filled with all the right angry internet dude buzzwords:

lmao the cuck boys over at rotten tomatoes modifying their review system after captain marvel got negative reviews... get off the mouse’s dick, cowards
RottenTomatoes are scumbags. Stop virtue signaling and acting like snowflakes. Remove 'Users Want To See' amnd follow the new policy you set up by removing user scores and comments. The 'Users Want To See' are SJW's and feminists who won't see this movie. #BoycottRottenTomatoes
RottenTomatoes you guys are pathetic. I wonder which Soyboy from @MarvelStudios told you to get rid of the “want to see “ % score.
rotten tomatoes is yet another organization to bow to the npc overlords.

Other commenters leaned heavily on the slurs:

RottenTomatoes weak ass Faggots. People don't want to watch a movie so y'all just remove the "want to see" percentage all together. I'm incredibly disappointed
You guys are pathetic censoring cunts and officially an unreliable movie review aggregator. Fuck your Captain Man-hater.
Rotten tomatoes: Disney's bitch.

Some even made up their own slur just for the occasion, combining the name of the actress playing Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) with the old favorite “retard.”

RT went full Brietard and destroyed any legitimacy it had. Might as well take the whole site down. And this only confirms that no one should see Captain Marvel.

Some of the criticism got weirdly specific. For example, these critics are angry that the people running Rotten Tomatoes are evidently too enthusiastic about performing oral sex:

Taking away the "Want To See" because people don't want to see Brie Feminazi Larson's SJW movie? I guess you're really going down hard on Marvel's cock... Your site's been bullshit for years, now you've proven you suck.
RottenTomatoes you sickafantic Disney pussy lickers. Your job is to be a review site not protecting movies from the public . Wow.

As a result of Rotten Tomatoes’ actions, at least two white MALE asses will not be attending the movie.

I have officially cancelled my ticket order for #CaptainMarvel in response to the change in #rottentomatoes website. I WAS going to take one for the team, because it's the #MCU. But #Disney , you can kiss my white, MALE ass.
I have officially cancelled my ticket order for #CaptainMarvel⁠ ⁠ in response to the change in #rottentomatoes website. I WAS going to take one for the team, because it's the #MCU. But #Disney , you can kiss my white, MALE ass.

This white man, thinking ahead, apparently plans to boycott a completely different Marvel movie coming out later this year:

Rotten Tomatoes removes "want to see score" from Captain Marvel 

Brie Larson:  “I don’t want to hear what white men have to say” and this white man plans to BOYCOTT #AvengersEndgame

Meanwhile, the same people who insisted they didn’t organize the mass-downvoting of Captain Marvel have evidently decided to organize a mass-upvoting of the movie Alita: Battle Angel — I guess to prove that angry manbabies don’t hate all superhero movies centered around women, at least not if the women in question have weird huge cgi-ed anime eyes.

All those upset at being silenced by #rottentomatoes and the #SJW/#NPC crowd/critic shills on #CaptainMarvel - u can still make sure your voice is head and stick two middle fingers up at these same people by going to #rottentomatoes Alita: Battle Angel page and giving it 5 stars!

So far these newly minted Alita superfans have pushed the Rotten Tomatoes audience score rating for that film up to 94% — a considerable improvement from the 59% score from critics.

So sad that these thoughtful critics and their assorted sockpuppets have been denied their sacred right to voice their opinions about a movie none of them have ever seen, at least on one particular site out of the gazillions of sites on the internet that would like its audience rating scores to actually reflect the views of the audience and not of angry mobs of woman-with-normal-eyes-hating trolls. I can only hope that free speech somehow manages to survive this assault.

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Bookworm in hijab
Bookworm in hijab
3 years ago

@ Lukas Xavier, quoting Contract Jack:

You are fortunate that I chose to check again today

Does anyone else read this guy’s words in a sort of over-the-top, comic book supervillain voice? It’s fun to read them in the voice of Megamind!

Also, not sure his replies make us “fortunate”. He seems very, very anxious to convince us of his coolness and busy, important life; I’m not really buying it, though. Smacks of desperation.

Jane Done
Jane Done
3 years ago

@Ichthyic

this right wing stupidity might indeed kill real free speech.

and they will have precisely themselves to blame for it.

“Free speech” has always been meant only for the powerful, and to override the speech and basic freedoms and rights of the weak and disadvantaged.

It’s not a bug, it’s a feature. The whole idea is flawed, yet it’s worshipped as an unquestionable, holy, objective natural law upon which all morality and the existence of the world itself depends!!!111!1

In reality, words are the most powerful tools and/or weapons, but if words were controlled based on the harm they are capable of causing (and ARE causing) the world would, admittedly, collapse, because it’s an evil man’s world.

Hambeast
Hambeast
3 years ago

I got an amazing deal on our first cat fountain at Petco because the manufacturer changed their packaging. My cats love it and only occasionally stick their paws in it. It’s a Pioneer brand and not too bad to clean and replace the filter.

I got a second one (another Pioneer) a couple of months ago on Amazon; 39.99 and it came with a cleaning brush and a package of replacement filters. This one’s even easier to take apart and clean.

Unfortunately, it’s hard to get replacement filters at either Petco or Petsmart and I have to order them from Amazon. I was looking at the reviews last week and a guy detailed a method for reusing them by taking one apart, washing the felt bits, and replacing the charcoal in it with food-grade charcoal from cheap supplements. Gonna try it for sure.

ETA – I think the Blockquote Mammoth is getting a bit paranoid about all the comment timer talk; This comment showed up immediately. They don’t always show up right away for me, either, but generally do after a few minutes.

kupo
kupo
3 years ago

@Hambeast
Ooh, nice tip. I might have to try that just because I dont like all the wasted plastic. Mine is also pioneer and I order the replacement filters on chewy.com, which is one of the few places I can get the hypoallergenic food my kitty needs.

Frederic Christie
3 years ago

@Contract Jack: This is real simple. Even if you think private businesses have a duty to provide you space on their dime, and they don’t, the Rotten Tomatoes brigading is still wrong. Not only does it violate EULAs (funny how all of you guys pose as being free marketeers until it inconveniences you then suddenly fuck contracts and terms of service – do you get mad at “No Shoes No Shirt No Service too?”), but it also undermines Rotten Tomato’s point. I’m going to bet that you’re irrational so this won’t change your mind, but in the hope I’m wrong, I’ll risk feeding the trolls precisely once with this analogy, which I will then laboriously spell out.

Imagine someone somewhere is willing to run an infinite length magazine. They will take open submissions from anyone. But! They still want the magazine to be about, say, men’s health. Only articles on that topic will be posted. Even if the articles are grammatically incorrect, or contain scientific errors, they’ll be posted. As long as there isn’t literally child porn or overtly illegal behavior, they’ll happily publish your content.

Then some brigading idiots decide to write millions of (eerily similar articles) against Black Panther’s Oscar nom. They don’t even try to pretend that it’s about men’s health.

Are they being censored when that publisher says “That’s not what this magazine is about, go somewhere else?”

Rotten Tomatoes is that publisher. They are a publisher that allows anyone to publish a movie review in addition to aggregating reviewers published in other outlets to create a cumulative score. But you can’t use Rotten Tomatoes as a classified ad service, or a dating site.

What Rotten Tomatoes decided to do is to say that they have an editorial standard: you don’t get to express any kind of review or opinion on their site, contaminating their data (so it’s like an infinitely long men’s health magazine that also tracked terms and was surprised to see “Black Panther” trending), unless they have a reasonable expectation that you actually saw the movie. Like, say, it needs to be physically possible to see the movie, because it’s actually completely edited and available even to reviewers.

That’s not fucking censorship. Entitled prats need to realize that, just because they’ve gotten used to crappy moderation, the world doesn’t owe them an infinite number of sounding-off boards for their shitty opinions. I’m a freelance writer. Anyone who actually writes professionally can tell you that it is hard as shit to get attention, get published, and have discerning people read your stuff and decide to give it their imprimatur. I’m not being censored when an article I submit to a magazine is rejected. It’s editorial discretion. Grow up.

Jerilyn
Jerilyn
3 years ago

Good Job RT! Finally the censors get censored! I tried to vote most of the day Thursday! There were technical difficulties! Why is it that at least 30% of the positive vote is dropped due to folks hijacking IP addresses? Oh, I forgot: Males must have their freedom of speech!

Contract JACK
Contract JACK
3 years ago

Well now to my disappointment but not to my surprise I see a great deal of passive-aggressive liberal sarcasm but not a single genuine argument nor answer to my simple question. You have all failed badly and you should seriously consider remedial Logic and Rhetoric courses or failing that a basic acquaintance with the FACTS.

However to spare all of you further embarrassment I am now declaring the Mercy Rule is in effect in this thread, and I will no further humiliate you with my posts and my simply yet strangely unanswerable questions. You may be able to find me in other threads if time allows. Lots of love 😉 😉 😉 😉

Lainy
Lainy
3 years ago

@contract JACK

You are strangest little person I’ve seen on these blog in a long time.

kupo
kupo
3 years ago

Well now to my disappointment but not to my surprise I see a great deal of passive-aggressive liberal sarcasm but not a single genuine argument nor answer to my simple question.

What would a “genuine argument” looknlike to you? Mayhaps something that almost entirely agrees with you? Because I see plenty of valid arguments against you, and you have yet to even demonstrate your premise is factual.

Mabret (née Laugher at Bigots)
Mabret (née Laugher at Bigots)
3 years ago

Contract Jack is the best troll we’ve had in a while, at least since seagull boy. How cute that he thinks he has humiliated anyone.

Gaebolga
Gaebolga
3 years ago

@Mabret

Well, he’s certainly humiliated himself.

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee
weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee
3 years ago

Mabret,

I’m fairly sure that Jack actually is Seagull Boy/MRAL. His posts on the tindercaust thread are giving off that whiff.

Bookworm in hijab
Bookworm in hijab
3 years ago

However to spare all of you further embarrassment I am now declaring the Mercy Rule is in effect in this thread, and I will no further humiliate you with my posts and my simply yet strangely unanswerable questions.

Wow, dude, I’m sure I speak for everyone here when I say we are all soooooo appreciative of your mercy and reluctance to humiliate us… /s

Or in other words: ????

vaiyt
3 years ago

Contract JACK, calling something “not an argument” doesn’t make it so.

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